Atlantic Yards Report attended a community forum last night about rodent infestation near the arena construction site and reports that though only a “handful” of residents were in attendance, those who were there said they were concerned about rat problems continuing. A resident who lives on Pacific Street between 4th Avenue and Flatbush said “you have to walk shaking your keys” in the evening in order to ward off rodents. (In June some residents alleged that there’s a “rat tsunami” near the site.) The city maintains that blame for the infestation can’t be pinned solely on Atlantic Yards construction. A state official noted that Forest City Ratner “had not been properly disposing of trash, but had since improved performance by hiring new staff and dedicating baskets for food waste.” Meanwhile, a Forest City Ratner rep said 250 garbage cans had been given out to residents in order to try to contain waste in the area.
At Meeting on Rats, Recognition That the Multi-Faceted Problem Persists [AY Report]
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Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Originally Tyrian Masonic Lodge, then Prince Hall Masonic Lodge, now Atlantic Senior Center Address: 68 Pennsylvania Avenue Cross Streets: Fulton Street and Atlantic Avenue Neighborhood: Cypress Hills Year Built: 1906-1907 Architectural Style: Neo-Classical Architect: Harde & Short Other buildings by architect: Kismet Temple in Bedford Stuyvesant, Bushwick Hospital, […]
Jiajein Highsmith, an actor and the owner of WTF Coffee and Dick and Jane’s Bar, both in Fort Greene, is looking to open a hybrid café/bar at 488 Lafayette Avenue in Bed Stuy. For the moment, at least, the establishment is going by the name Lifting Spirits NYC. At a meeting last week, Community Board 3 voted […]